Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Oklahoma Residency

Graduate students in forensic sciences, health care administration, biomedical sciences and athletic training should contact the OSU Office of the Registrar in Stillwater or call 405-744-6876 for all in-state residency related questions.

Download the Petition for Oklahoma Residency (PDF)

Residency Requirements

Preference is given to applicants from Oklahoma.  Non-U.S. citizens who do not have a permanent resident visa ("green card") at the time of application cannot be considered for admission to the D.O program, but are eligible for graduate study in the Forensic or Biomedical Sciences programs.

To qualify for Oklahoma residency, a student must be a lawful resident of the U.S. and meet one of the following two requirements:

Non-independent Students:

A non-independent student must have at least one parent, stepparent, or court-appointed guardian who is an Oklahoma resident.  Additionally, this individual must have claimed the student as a dependent on his/her federal income tax return for the previous year.

Independent Students:

An independent student must have lived in Oklahoma, some capacity other than as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution, for a period of least twelve continuous months prior to matriculation. Additionally, the petitioner must establish that he or she is not in the state primarily for educational purposes and intends to establish domicile.

See a list of frequently asked questions about in-state residency at the OSU Registrar website.

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